Lover Reborn by J. R. Ward

62%

39 Critic Reviews

The ploys for future stories were obvious and unlike a couple of twists to the Tohr and No’One storyline, were predictable which lessened their emotional impact.
-Dear Author

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s “different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing”* Black Dagger Brotherhood series continues as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…into a world of dark dreams and darker desires.

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance, unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld—Tohr turns to the angel Lassiter to save his former mate. The only way to rescue her is for Tohr to love another. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vie for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past and a hot, passion-filled future. But can his heart let go and set all of them free?

* All About Romance


 

About J. R. Ward

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J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic paranormal romance who also writes contemporary romance as Jessica Bird. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduation from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing by her computer, her dog and her coffee pot. Visit her online at www.JRWard.com.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Signet. 590 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Erotica. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Lover Reborn
All: 39 | Positive: 25 | Negative: 14

Dear Author

Below average
Reviewed by Jane on Apr 02 2012

The ploys for future stories were obvious and unlike a couple of twists to the Tohr and No’One storyline, were predictable which lessened their emotional impact.

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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Louise VanderVliet

Lover Reborn was well worth losing a couple of nights of sleep to read.

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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Louise VanderVliet

Overall, Lover Reborn was well worth losing a couple of nights of sleep to read.

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Jessie Potts on Apr 04 2012

I didn't think I'd like No'One as much as I did, and she complements Tohr's scars well.

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Love Vampires

Below average

While it wasn’t the romantic read I was hoping and waiting for, overall that didn’t really effect my reading enjoyment – as stated previously all the BDB books are an addictive, guilty pleasure and Lover Reborn was another good fix.

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Grave Tells

Excellent
Reviewed by DaVinci Kittie on Apr 08 2012

If I have learned anything from Lover Reborn, it is to have faith in the WARDen – she most definitely has a master plan.

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Geek Speak Magazine

Below average
Reviewed by Kate Nagy on Apr 01 2012

Lover Reborn is a real mixed bag, with some good forward movement of the plot, some pointless and boring stuff (anything Xhex), and some interesting set-up for the future (Xcor & Co.)

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Smexy Books

Below average
Reviewed by Mandi on Mar 28 2012

While I think some won’t be totally satisfied with Wellsie, it worked for me. And Tohr could not have been more sexy.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Good
Reviewed by Natasha Carty on Mar 27 2012

Lover Reborn is emotion rich, it will have you crying as you remember Wellsie and laughing when Lassiter snarks.

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Paranormal Haven

Good
Reviewed by Athenna on Apr 20 2012

If you have not picked up this series I suggest you do, hands down this is my favorite series.

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The Reading Cafe

Above average
Reviewed by Sandy on Apr 01 2012

Lover Reborn is a fantastic read. Tohrment’s grief is palpable and at times difficult to read. But Tohr must accept that his shellan is gone, before he is able to move forward.

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Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks

Good
Reviewed by Julie on Mar 27 2012

All in all I was very impressed with Lover Reborn.

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Badass Book Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by AH on Apr 05 2012

There were things about Lover Reborn that drove me crazy. There were too many characters, points of view, and story lines to keep track of.

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Book Chick City

Good
Reviewed by Carolyn on Apr 02 2012

Go and buy it. Now. Get tissues; prepare to cry, to be mad, and to be totally conflicted. You will love it and it will be your new favourite book…until you read the next instalment at least.

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Bitten by Love book reviews

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Reviewed by Sara on Apr 03 2012

I highly recommend Lover Reborn and can't wait for the next installment.

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Bookish Temptations

Good
Reviewed by Gina on Apr 05 2012

Their short and sweet scene did me in… I was a complete mess.

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Impressions

Below average
Reviewed by Hilcia on Apr 20 2012

All that angst for Tohrment and Autumn and no real romance to speak of... just a wimpy little second best type of second chance at love for our beautiful Tohr...Layla, Quinn, Blay, and Saxton are all featured with Quinn and Layla going into the realm of the ridiculous...

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Bibliophilic Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Monica S on Apr 01 2012

I loved reading about the Fade ceremony, it was interesting and new to me, I think...I don't remember reading one before.

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Geeky Bloggers Book Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Missy on Apr 30 2012

Also, I am just going to say it—too much John/Xhex. They are my least favorite couple so when approximately 1/3 of the book was them….yeah I wasn’t happy.

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Delighted Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Shari on Apr 28 2012

So overall, it was a good book in the series, but not one I will revisit for a re-read.

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Fangs For The Fantasy

Below average
Reviewed by Sparky on Apr 12 2012

I struggled to finish this book and, I confess, I felt relief when it was over.

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Love Romance Passion

Good
Reviewed by Sharon S. on May 06 2012

This was a good book, JR Ward’s writing and her flair for the dramatic, snark and OMG sexy alpha males is always worth reading.

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Red Hot Books

Below average
Reviewed by Jen on Mar 28 2012

It's definitely not an easy road and it's one filled with starts and stops. (And I felt it drag occasionally, especially early on.)

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Romance Around the Corner

Good
Reviewed by Marie on Apr 10 2012

... a book that was worth waiting for... a great comeback for the series, the characters we love are back... and the enthralling stories and worldbuilding that made me fall in love with the series.

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Book Thingo

Below average
Reviewed by Kat on Apr 07 2012

My advice to readers is to do what they’ve been doing along: love the bits that are angsty and awesome and ignore the bits that aren’t.

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Talk Supe

Good
Reviewed by Cimmaron on Apr 03 2012

Lover Reborn is jam packed with action, romance, drama, and a few twists and turns that will blow you away.

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Heart to Heart: The Barnes and Noble Romance Blog

Good
Reviewed by Marisa O'Neill on Apr 08 2012

...one of the best books I’ve read this year.... a world I dive into with a sense of headiness and anticipation, one I stay in because the pull is so magnetic, and one I always leave with great regret.

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I'm Loving Books

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on Apr 11 2012

Overall, this is still an amazing series. Ward is a genius PNR writer. She knows what we love and she delivers with every page.

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Hope Chest Reviews

Good

There's not a single thing about this book that I would have changed. I loved every minute of reading Lover Reborn.

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A Book-Lover's Review

Good
Reviewed by Trini on Apr 07 2012

This was a AWESOME addition to the BDB world and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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Fictional Fantasy Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Rachel on Apr 09 2012

...a lot of the time I was a bit irritated reading this story as there were so many other stories playing a part.

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Leontine's Book Realm

Good
Reviewed by Leontine on Mar 30 2012

There is so much more to this story without being convoluted.

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Pedantic Phooka

Excellent
Reviewed by Holjo on Mar 29 2012

I highly recommend Lover Reborn and the entire Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. It is one of my favorite paranormal romance series of all time.

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Alexia's Books & Such

Below average
Reviewed by Alexia on May 10 2012

The story was on the long side for me, and there was so much going on that it could get a little confusing at times.

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My Reading Addiction

Good
Reviewed by Cami on May 01 2012

Great addition to the series and as always, I cannot wait for the next one!

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Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer on Apr 19 2012

I loved this book and I look forward to seeing more in this series. I am particularly interested in the resolution of the Qhuinn/Layla storyline as well as seeing more of that yummy fallen angel, Lassiter. Highly recommended!

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Salacious Reads

Good
Reviewed by Sharonda on Apr 04 2012

All and all Lover Reborn is a very good read and the base of the story, which is Tohr and No'One getting pass their demons and getting together is what makes you enjoy it so much.

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Book Boudoir

Below average
Reviewed by Mandy on Mar 29 2012

While this wasn't one of my favorites of the series I did enjoy it. I just felt that some parts were too long and some parts not long enough.

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Martina Bookaholic

Good
Reviewed by Martina on Mar 27 2012

I can’t say how often I’ve already mentioned it that I LOVE this series by Ward, as well as this book and I’m sure I’ll say this much more often in the future.

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